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WHUT
Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
brennan's's role in the drone war, much to the chagrin of dianne feinstein. >> i am honored to appear before you today as the president's nominee -- >> would you halt please? we will ask the police to please remove this woman. thank you very much. the >> [inaudible] >> please remove -- >> [inaudible] >> that code pink protester interrupted john brennan was retired army colonel and former diplomats ann wright, who oversaw the reopening of u.s. embassy in afghanistan in 2001, as deputy chief of mission. she was wearing a sign around her neck with the name of tariq aziz, a 16-year-old pakistani boy was killed in u.s. drone strike in 2011. the sign she held up read, "brennan equals drone killing." john brennan letter addressed the protesters as he defended the drone program. >> i think there is a misimpression on some american people who believe that we take drone strikes to punish terrorists for past transgressions and nothing could be further from the truth. we only take actions as a last resort to save lives when there is no other alternative to taking an action that will mitigate that threat
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 11:00am PST
to the senate hearing and senator dianne feinstein. >> because of the added importance of having steady leadership at an organization that conducts most of its business outside of the public arena. intelligence is critical to the successful draw down in afghanistan, to the brutal war going on within's syria's borders, across north africa where the attacks of benghazi and hostage situation in algeria threaten to spread in to the next front of al qaeda and its affiliated groups. for counterterrorism operations around the world, in the efforts by the united states and others to prevent the gain and spread of weapons of massive destruction. in iran, north korea and other states. and in addressing emerging threats in space, cyberspace and elsewhere around the globe. to confront these challenges, and to lead the cia through a difficult budget tear period after a decade of major budget increases, president obama nominated john brennan. his closest adviser on intelligence and counterterrorism matters for the past four years. mr. brennan is without a doubt qualified for this position. he
FOX
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
not be eating crow. today dianne feinstein and barbara boxer made off their super bowl bet after the 49ers lost to the ravens. they served up a feast to maryland senator barbara mikulsk. it included dungeness crab. wine and cheese and lots of bread. dianne feinstein and barbara boxer were gracious in their loss to a point. >> let me congratulate you. not only for winning but for making sure that your family members left the last quarter. >> if the 49ers won dianne feinstein and barbara boxer would have enjoyed crab cakes. >>> lance armstrong is being sued. a company filed the lawsuit today. they are suing over the $12 million in bonuses they paid him for winning the tour de france. lance armstrong admitted to winning the tour de france. >>> a police officer accused of killing three people has a bay area connection, coming up, we are going through the first interview with bill bratton -- with bill bratton. -- with former los angeles police department chief bill bratton.
SFGTV2
Feb 2, 2013 10:30pm PST
husband of united states senator and former mayor dianne feinstein, mr. richard bloom. the wife of former mayor gina mos coney and the wife of former mayor joe alliteo, catherine. the sister of former mayor george christopher. the board board and the rest of the city family who has made this event possible. we are also honored to be joined by several giants dignitaries. president and ceo larry baer and his wife sam. [cheers and applause] . giants vice president and general manager brian saibian and his wife amanda. [cheers and applause] the wife of the skipper mrs. kim bochy. and let us now welcome distinguished members of the giants ownership group, charles johnson, david jenkins, trina and rob veen, tory and steven humphrey and allen baer. and we also joined by past giants owners. please welcome the family jamie and kim rupert and peter stoneum. also here with us today bob and connie laurie. peter and debbie mc clawlin. bill and sally newco. and now let's give it up for your giants training staff. david, mark and carl, and harold. [cheers and applause] [inaudible] your assistant
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> dianne feinstein kicked out all observers. >> we have done this five times now. five times are enough. >> nc nominated the official to cia, there has been controversy surrounding techniques in the war on terror. members are furious they have been kept in the dark about drone strikes. >> why did they feel we were being trusted? brennan says he will protect secrecy and transparency. inif they were involved would make sure this committee had that information. >> that is a good start. says if he had been at the time, torture used in theve been stand to to his belief. >> i have a reputation for mind and doing so in a direct manner, which some attribute to my new jersey roots. >> the president authorized the department to show classifiedcongress memos. say they are not getting the information were promised. the committee will hold a session on this nomination and brennan willohn further grilling. cooper, abc 7 news. >> afghan students want to of theirthe music homeland. out maryland students are that.g them to do >> and an update on the nor'easter and where it is headed. >> of the wizards a
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
hand over the documents to congress. dianne feinstein who heads the intelligence committee says lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement saying it's critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all intelligence and counter-terrorism operations. >>> in a speech last summer, brennan said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. turned al qaeda into a shadow of what it once was. under president obama, the program has been used to take out more than 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and the middle east. >>> potential cuts in the defense department budget are already forcing changes in american military operations. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence in the persian gulf. plans for the uss harry truman carrier to head to the gulf this week have been canceled. that would leave one carrier in the region. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the cuts pentagon workers could face furloughs saying, this is not a game this is reality. >>> vice president joe biden made an emotional appeal
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am PST
it's fair and balanced for everyone. >> one thing, though, with the senate and dianne feinstein introducing the assault weapons ban, the newly invigorated policy for 2013, there hasn't been a lot of people coalescing around that, so to speak, in washington, d.c. a lot of people trying to put some daylight between themselves and what the senator would want to see. i want to show everybody what wayne lapierre had to say in direct reference to dianne feinstein over the weekend. take a look. >> i don't think you can trust -- i mean, my gosh, dianne feinstein said if we can go door-to-door and pick them all up, i'd do it. >> when we talk directly about what the nra represents and wayne lapierre being out there, being the spokesperson, the front and center person about second amendment rights, does he demean the argument by the fact that he shows up and would rather fearmonger than talk about facts? >> he's talked quite a bit in that interview about the facts, primarily one of the good points he made was universal background checks aren't universal, they only apply to law-abiding citizens and the
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
protesters interrupted brennan's opening statement five times, committee chair dianne feinstein cleared the room leaving it nearly ended as brennan defended the drone program and senators shared their frustrationses. >> with the exception of mr. panetta, i feel i've been drug around by every director. >> 11 united states senators asked to see any and all legal opinions, but when i went to read the opinions this morning, it is not clear that that is what was provided. >> do you happen to know the reason why our staff are not permitted when we are permitted? >> having the executive being the prosecutor, the judge, the jury and the executioner all in one is very contrary to traditions and the laws of this country. >> for the first time dianne feinstein said publicly that the committee will consider the creation of a special court to oversee evidence against americans who might be targeted by strikes. brennan was also pressed about his evolving answers on enhanced int interrogation methods. >> what steps did you take to stop cia from moving to these techniques you now say you found objectio
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
chairwoman of the senate select committee on intelligence dianne feinstein cleared the room following a series of interruptions, protesting america's use of drones. >> i think they're not going to -- >> the spies. assassination. >> and expect more fireworks as brennan is grilled by other members of the committee. nbc's kelly o'donnell is following the action live on capitol hill. where are we right now? >> reporter: well, this is quite a day. if you are interested in this kind of policy, there was so much to watch today and so much that will yet unfold. it really is fascinating. and what you see with the protests, when's unusual here, there are protests on a regular basis around capitol hill. but the scale, how many people were involved, how loud they were, the signs, the clearing of the hearing room, that is unusual. we haven't seen that really since the early days of the iraq war. so it is significant. and of course, john brennan has a long history in the intelligence community spanning administrations. and this is a job he very much wants and he does have the votes from all indicatio
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
feinstein teeth -- dianne feinstein leads offer press conference with the pastor saying that if you're a good christian you have to be for the otherwise you don't care that kids are getting killed all around the country ends : essentials is. this is what the left best chance for. i'm going to discuss what it is we face in the other part of it is how we fight this because it is an overwhelming lead attempt -- attempt but to shut us out and to count people into being quiet because it is much easier to go of your daily business not being called a racist, sexist, biggest come homophobe who hates every minority. to begin, they are the institutional bullies. most of my books are about institutions, university system, hollywood, media. the reason the right has losses because we think individually in the left things institutionally. whenever you see someone getting get sucked in boc leftists getting sucked in these conversations because they're too busy taking of the media. the left things institutionally. they won a top down dictation a policy. they understand something. because we don't think
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm EST
chambliss and dianne feinstein and not anybody else until we literally bludgeoned in to agreeing to include everybody? like carl levin's not trustworthy? you know, it is amazing. i pursued dianne feinstein's point about staff. when you go and you have under the previous administration a briefing with the president, the vice president, under the head of the cia, others, you're not allowed to -- i can remember driving with pat roberts when he was chairman and i was vice chairman. we weren't allowed to talk to each other. driving up or driving back. weren't allowed to do that. staff were a part of nothing. you have to understand that you're surrounded by people who work with you and fill you in. people who are experts. we are, too. but they got to be part of this. they got to be part of when the olc is -- it should come to them, also. i strongly support the chairwoman's view on that. now, in the enhanced interrogation techniques matter, a handful of former senior cia officials who were personally invested and are personally invested in defending the cia's detention and interrogation pr
FOX News
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
unity and at risk members may come with dianne feinstein's weapons ban which they find lukewarm in advancing. >> i'll take a look at that as i've indicated to you. we'll have votes on all kinds of issues dealing with guns. i think would be well advised to read the legislation. >> reid has shielded his members on budgets since 2009 but democrats have promised to pass one this year. the house speaker is prepared for bruising debates ahead. >> the process was designed to be inefficient and difficult. there is a a lot of the scar tissue that carries over with these bills. it's up to the congress with how to deal with them. >> for reid and his democrats, it will be a difficult balance trying to be loyal to the white house and worrying about self-preservation. too many controversial votes could lead to big losses in 2014 and put reid into the minority. >> chris: mike, thanks for. >> this afternoon we leernd that marco rubio will give response to president obama's state of the union address. tune in next tuesday for special coverage. president obama has nominated sally jewel to head the i
Current
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
women men and children who have been killed by u.s. drones. so dianne feinstein and the obama administration can stand up all they want and say that civilian deaths are in the single digits. the rest of the world and independent facts prove that's a falsehood. >> john: brennan told senator wyden, democrat of oregon, there was a misimpression out there that drone strikes are used to punish terrorists. i don't know who had that impression but brennan insisted the c.i.a. sends in the drones only as a last resort to save lives when no other alternative is available. knowing what we now know about how they define the word imminent, is any of that true? >> none of that is true. remember that the obama administration has drastically increased the number of drone attacks as compared to what it was even at the height of what the bush administration was calling the war on terror. even government friendly think tanks like the new america foundation have said something like 2% of the drone strikes actually are targeting or end up killing high-level al-qaeda members. what you're really tal
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
were protesters that came up. dianne feinstein, the senator had to gavel the whole thing. let's watch what happened a moment ago. we don't have it. all right. as soon as we have it, you will see it and you can see the hearing is under way now. let's continue on at the top of the hour. live in atlanta, frightening times in southern california as a flofr fipolice officer fired job is on the run and wants revenge. this is a vendetta against all police in southern california. here's his picture. i want you to take a good long look. this is 33-year-old christopher jordan dorner. he is wanted in connection with a string of shootings. he is accused of shooting three officers and killing one this morning in riverside, california. he is also wanted in connection with the killing of monica quan, the daughter of retired lapd captain randall quan and her fiance last weekend. here is what the chief said just a short time ago. >> the person with whom we are dealing has made it clear he considers police officers and their families fair game for his assaults. we don't know if that extents to the fami
SFGTV
Feb 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
[speaker not understood] for a number of years. actually i was sworn in by dianne feinstein years ago. i moved to the country, left and came back to the commission. i've worked with veterans probably for over 30 years. recently before i retired from the va, i was the coordinator for incarcerated veterans. i've also worked with the homeless veterans in the street of san francisco. [speaker not understood] just got here a year, he was faking. i knew people on the street. for me i see myself speaking for the voiceless veterans. there are veterans here that need help and [speaker not understood] shocking warriors, i call them. from grenada to vietnam to -- on and on and on, all veterans -- [speaker not understood]. we guys go to war, come back and we kind of dismiss them. for me, i was drafted. i was pissed, but i went. a lot of veterans need help. for me, currently i'm covering a project in the jail. [speaker not understood] for the last couple of years. and here in the city we're talking about starting a veterans court which is something i think is well overdue, at least veterans in san fr
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
pressure and agreed to hand over the documents to congress. >>> senator dianne feinstein said lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement, it is critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all the counterterrorism operation. >> last summer, brennan said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. has turned al qaeda into quote, a shadow of what it once was. under president obama, the program has been used to take out 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and the middle east. >>> potential cuts in the defense department have already faced changes in the military operations. the pentagon said it will reduce plans in the persian gulf. that would leave one carrier in the region. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the pentagon cuts, workers could face furloughs saying, quote, this is not a game. this is reality. >>> vice president joe biden made an emotional appeal to house democrats urging them to support the obama administration gun control administration. inviteden choked up while recounting sandy
CBS
Feb 8, 2013 4:30am PST
over but the 49ers' loss is still fresh for a couple of senators. dianne feinstein and barbara boxer paid off a bet to their counterparts in maryland after the ravens beat the 49ers in the super bowl. part of the payoff dungeness crab that was caught near the golden gate bridge. >> so excited about the ravens win and your gracious payoff of your debt. we have a lot of admiration for san francisco. >> there you go. the winnings also included sourdough bread, chardonnay from napa valley and an assortment of california cheeses. >>> and it wasn't just the senators who made a bet. we did, as well. actually you and lawrence made that bet. >> you definitely had to pay back though. >> i know i did. if the 9ers won the anchors at wjz would have to sing i left my heart in san francisco like green bay and atlanta did. >> and if they lost which of course they did, we would have to do the ray lewis -- it's getting hot in here -- dance. we lost and this one's for you, baltimore. take a peek. >> good morning, baltimore. frank and michelle here in san francisco. we're on lombard street kind of sort
WETA
Feb 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
aggressive about it -- actually, obama has been much more aggressive. . >> dianne feinstein, chairman of the intelligence committee, says that we have a process for wiretaps. i don't think that you can calculate the hostility and the enmity that is generated by civilian deaths and drones. >> drones underscore the tragic nature of being a superpower. they are absolutely essential and they are sure to end badly. there is sure to be a bad ending to the store, but is still necessary to do these things because what else are we going to do? >> we have a sort of secret army, and the cia is going off on its own bid you wrote a book about this -- >> it makes me extremely anxious, because the history of covert action is that it often backfires. it is just an existential dilemma. i hate to be too fruity about this, but if you are a superpower and trying to keep peace and it will, you will do morally reprehensible things, and it is almost guaranteed to come and bite you, but you still have to do it. >> i remember you predicted after 9/11, get ready, we will do unpalatable things. >> of course, it it
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
to hand over those documents to congress. senator dianne feinstein says lawmakers should know what brenin knew and when he knew it. she released a statement saying in part, it is critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all intelligence and counter terrorism operations. in a speech last summer, brennen said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. has turned al qaeda into a, quote, shadow of once was. under president obama, the program has used to take out more than 400 targets in pakistan and the middle east. we'll continue to watch that. >>> potential cuts to the defense department budget are causing changes in the military operation. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence sense in the persian gulf. the uss harry trumman to head to the gulf has been canceled. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the automatic cuts, pentagon workers could face additional cuts. >>> vice president joe biden choked up after speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurre
SFGTV2
Feb 7, 2013 8:00pm PST
number of years. actually i was sworn in by dianne feinstein years ago. i moved to the country, left and came back to the commission. i've worked with veterans probably for over 30 years. recently before i retired from the va, i was the coordinator for incarcerated veterans.
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
, dianne feinstein had capitol police clear the room of all spectators. that hearing later resumed with only senate staff members and reporters there. >>> today comedian stephen colbert will speak to democrats in leesburg, virginia. the talk show host will address the conference. he was invited to the retreat saying quote, we assume this is his attempt at bipartisanship. >> he sort of feigns republican. i think if he ran for office, he probably could win something. >> i think he really could. he cree acted that pac and got a lot of money. >> we'll see. coming up on 4:20 on our friday morning. want to check in with tom kierein to see what's falling. >> we have these two storms converging. they're coming together. one in the upper midwest, the other one over us. they're going to converge and create a big blizzard for southern new england. for us, right now the storm is producing rain. all the air crass in green and yellow and orange, southern maryland, part of the lower eastern shore getting rain. heavier rain from fredericksburg toward waldorf and charles county. farther west, the a
ABC
Feb 8, 2013 4:00am PST
had that information. absolutely. >> after the hearing, intelligence committee chair, dianne feinstein, called for more openness about drone strikes. the senator says lawmakers may set up a special court to regulate those strikes. >>> and outgoing defense secretary leon panetta revealed the first time there was a plan in place to arm rebels in syria. but that plan was vetoed by the white house, over worries the weapons might fall into the wrong hands. more than 60,000 people have died in the civil war in syria. >>> and still to come on this busy friday morning, the very latest on the blizzard watch in the northeast. a storm that's on the move right now. >>> and then, did facebook break the internet. a software buzz last night left millions seeing error messages. >>> and the good news here at abc. robin roberts' return, now just a few days away. >>> and welcome back. there is more evidence this morning of a recovery in the jobs market. the number of americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last week was down by 5,000. more importantly, the 4-week average is
SFGTV2
Feb 9, 2013 6:30am PST
senator dianne feinstein. thank you very much for being here. >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much mayor lee, leader pelosi, jackie spear, david chiu. most importantly i think the finest secretary of transportation we have had, and nancy said what he has done for san francisco. i can tell you this is a secretary for california as well. [applause] whether it's riverside county, whether it's los angeles, whether it's the central valley, whether it's the san francisco bay area secretary lahood has been responsible. he's been available for phone calls. he's listened to the reasons for projects and he has moved ahead. would you give him a big round of applause please. [applause] >> well, it's time to say a prayer. it's bottom of the ninth. they have two on and one out, so everybody -- if the giants win this i think they can win the series but they need to win this so let it happen please. i can't tell you how important i feel this project is. i also can't tell you how hard it is to build anything in san francisco, so this project
SFGTV2
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am PST
i have to thank our former mayor and senator dianne feinstein. her transit leadership began at city hall when she over saw the rebuilt of our cable car system and wonderful you have been part of this and champion for this all these years. congress woman spare thank you and speaker pelosi we want to thank you for shepherding this subway. we needed champions like all of you and thank you for that. to the mta staff and the director and everyone doing the work, to the ta staff, to the mtc, thank you for all that you're doing. now i had in my talking points a reference that we know you need the central subway if you get on the 30 stockton and apparently everyone else had that in the talking points. through the denser parts of san francisco, as someone who doesn't have a car i have and millions of us have wasted countless hours trying to get through our downtown corridor but i want to take a moment to thank the most important folks who are not here with us and that is the people of san francisco. for years before i joined the board of supervisors i served on with many volunteers the commu
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
senator dianne feinstein for trying to get an assault weapons ban in place. he praises music legends along with the beauty of entertainers. >>> let's check in with jeff to talk about the next couple of days and the change we will be seeing. >> we are undergoing quite a bit of change. if you think about a week ago at this time temperatures were mid to upper 70s, plenty of sunshine. finally a return back to winter. we had the cold front that pushed to the south. now we are tracking the upper level low pressure to the north. we will keep the chance of rain in the forecast for the next eight to ten hours. on the radar a lot of the activity is very spotty in nature tazcontinues to move in. it will be hit and miss as we move into the early mornings. commuting tomorrow morning it will be dry and then all of a sudden you will come up on a shower. current at thes are dropping into the 30s. you may be asking yourself at home is this snow making weather? of course. 37 in santa rosa. we are going to get to near the freezing mark and back to the east bay. we will talk more about snow chances comi
FOX
Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
cardin collecting their bet wings from california senators dianne feinstein and barbara boxer. >> this is real craft. >> the wager, a feast of sorts featuring their state's specialties. today the california senators delivered dungeness crab, napa valley wine, sourdough bread and california cheeses. if the ravens lost they would have delivered crab cakes and heavy beer. >>> today people gathered for a special symposium discussing the racial stereotypes surrounding the name redskin. panelists are urging people to push for a name change but asking them to boycott the team and its sponsors in protest and to stop the use of what they call the r word. >> when we get to that place where we start chastising our friends, relatives and our neighbors for using that word making it unacceptable, that's when things will change. >> over the years the team's owners opposed the name change citing tradition. others say money is the real reason. the redskins organization is not responding to the forum or demands. we asked fans on facebook washington redskins offensive name or part of tradition? rachel wr
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
praised dianne feinstein and the president in that skeet shooting photograph that was released over the weekend, the nra and some conservatives mocking it saying that it proves nothing. and so, if the president and the white house was attempting to change those minds, mission not accomplished but does this change the minds of anyone? what's the effectiveness if there is one of this photograph, tim? >> i think the general effectiveness of the photograph to make a lot of people laugh. i don't think anybody, you know, realistically thinks that president obama is, you know, an avid sportsman you know. ? he hasn't talked about guns in the past. i think a lot of folks criticizing him look silly for this. it's sort of a -- just in general, a distraction from the agenda that they're pushing forward. >> robert gibbs asked about the photograph on "meet the press" yesterday. let me play what he had to say. >> i don't have to ask you, have you seen the skeet shoot? >> i have not but camp david for him is a private retreat. that he spends most of the pim with his family. i don't think it's whether o
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
willing to talk to pat robertson, me, or saxby chambliss and dianne feinstein but not anybody else? until we literally bludgeoned them into agreeing to include everybody. like carl levin's not trustworthy? you know, i think it's amazing. >> i don't think he meant literally bludgeoned. but still. this was the really unexpected clear partisan divide of the day. democrats demanding more ability to oversee what the intelligence community does, more access to more information by more people including their staffers. and republicans chastising john brennan for what they view as him providing too much information to the public, not keeping enough secrets. you always hear that there is broad bipartisan agreement on matters of intelligence and national security in washington now. that was not the case today. at least on this issue. and that's not necessarily a bad thing. but it tells you that we really do still have two very different parties in this country when it comes to national security. common wisdom be damned. ♪ if it wasn't for you ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prov
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm EST
dianne feinstein, but not anybody else until we literally bludgeoned them into agreeing to include everybody? like carl levins, not trustworthy? it's amazing, and i pursue dianne feinstein's point about staff. when you go and you have under the previous administration, a briefing with the president, the vice president, the head of the cia and others, you're not allowing -- i can remember driving with pat roberts when he was chairman and i was vice chairman, we were not allowed to talk to each other driving up and driving back. we were not allowed to do that. of staff is part of nothing. you have to understand that you're surrounded by people who work with you and fill you in. people who are experts. we are too. but they have to be part of this. they got fo to be part of when e olc comes to them also. i strongly support the chairman's view on that. now, in the enhanced interrogation techniques, a handful of senior cia officials who were personally invested and are personally invested, with the cia detention and interrogation program, largely because they depend on it. the court to s
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 12:00am EST
being here. so why now? how big a change in course is this for the administration? >> dianne feinstein, the chair of the committee yesterday still saying yesterday they wanted the original documents. then today on our program at 1:00, the house chairman, who carries a lot of weight about and has is very supportive, a former fbi guy, a republican, though, said he also thought the original memos should be turned over, that the white paper that had been turned over to them last summer that michael isikoff uncovered and reported first on your show was not good enough. that it needed to finally be the actual legal guidance that was turned over to the oversight committees. and we're talking about the two intelligence committees, rachel, who handle classified information all the time. and there haven't been any leaks out of those committees. so they were facing a confirmation hearing that was potentially contentious. and also, other answers were given to the committee that were revealed today from john brennan. we can talk about that after a moment. they knew that there were other issues they were
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
introduced last month by senator dianne feinstein, and that you heard mentioned again today by the president. now, that's not necessarily a done deal. that's not necessarily final. if that bill reaches the senate, the senate floor without a ban onol are not as concerned about the assault weapons ban as they are with some other elements of the president's package. jim kessler of americans for gun safety says, quote, if you are going to die at the hands of a criminal with a gun, it's going to be a handgun. and statistically speaking, which is what he means, that might be true. but it's not handguns that terms to crack down on. the other need on this show we heard from connecticut's new senator chris murphy, who represented newtown when he was first elected to congress in the house. he is now a senator and represents the whole state. we called senator murphy's office tonight to get his reaction to this reporting of how gun policy reform might move through the senate. he said, quote, too many people in washington want to eulogize specific pieces of common-sense gun reform before the de
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
assault weapons that was introduced last month by senator dianne feinstein, and that you heard mentioned again today by the president. now, that's not necessarily a done deal. that's not necessarily final. if that bill reaches the senate, the senate floor without a ban on assault weapons included, it is possible lawmakers could then amend the bill on the senate floor to include the ban. but they also might not. sam stein at "huffington post" reported today that the assault weapons ban might be strategically sacrificed in order for the rest of the president's plan to go through. sam stein reporting that advocates for gun control are not as concerned about the assault weapons ban as they are with some other elements of the president's package. jim kessler of americans for gun safety says, quote, if you are going to die at the hands of a criminal with a gun, it's going to be a handgun. and statistically speaking, which is what he means, that might be true. but it's not handguns that people remember from a tragedy like what happened at sandy hook elementary in december. it's assault weapons
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
. >> have i said to senator leahy, i want a bill to come out of the committee. if dianne feinstein by the time it's through the judiciary committee, if she doesn't have her assault weapons, at least let her have an opportunity to offer this amendment. >> will you vote for it? >> oh,i don't know. frankly, and she knows, i haven't read her amendment. i didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it didn't make sense. but i'll take a look at it. >> mayor, is senator reid doing enough to move this legislation? >> i believe he should read the amendment and listen to a former mayor, dianne feinstein, who stuck her finger in a bullet hole at a scene of a crime. that's what we see as mayors. in washington assault ban weapon, it's a political issue. here is how it sounds to me. my daughter will be teaching school next year. if somebody is in the horrible situation of shooting in that classroom, and they're forced to reload the gun, that may be my daughter's life, that may be your child's life. force people to reload. my god, if we can't do that, it's horrible enough about what is happeni
FOX News
Feb 8, 2013 12:00am EST
five times by protesters. it became so bad that senator dianne feinstein was forced to call a brief recess. after things got under control brennan had to deal with tough and necessary questions and here is part of his exchange with senator mark o-rubio about the benghazi terrorist attack, watch this. >> have you talked to folks in the cia about their impressions of the quality of information we're getting from our foreign partners? >> yes, on a regular basis. >> and they've indicated-- would it surprise you to know that they've indicated to us repeatedly over the last couple of years that i've been here that the information he we get directly is much better than anything we get from our foreign partners on some of these issues. >> that's why we work with the foreign partners and get the-- >> i'm concerned because al harzi, i think how you pronounce the name and a suspect in the benghazi attack and he was taken into custody by the tunisians. >> yes, he was taken into custody. >> did we not ask for access to them. >> the tunisians didn't have the law. >> they released him. >> he's sti
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Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
zones or john brennan or the senate or for that matter dianne feinstein you kind of have to tip your hat to the code pink folks just on operational grounds, right? i mean, they can get it done. since they started showing up in washington almost a decade ago, even though everybody knows they're coming now, code pink still gets in everywhere. >> fire rumsfeld! >> this hearing is adjourned. >> thou shall not kill. thou shall not kill. >> clear the room. >> reckless behavior. the nra has blood on its hands. the nra has blood on its hands. shame on the nra. >> i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and that the code pink associates not be permitted to come back in. we've done this five times now and five times are enough. >> somebody today christened this the code pink filibuster. and you know, i know, what code pink was doing was not a real filibuster, but they did cause a very real delay, as they always do, and god bless them. john brennan of course is not the only nominee trudging around capitol hill right now. president obama's pick for defense secretary might actually prefer an old co
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